Here are the products I've used in my two new samples for today plus the sneak peek from earlier this week:
My first card features the new 'Everyday Shirt' Dies set, the new 'Cool and Casual' Paper Pad, part of the exclamation point from the new 'Alphabet Caps' Dies, and some previously released dies: Couture Collection, Pierced Circles, and Sparkling Stars. When I saw the southwestern paper pattern, I knew I wanted to create a shirt with a bolo tie....the circle and star was easy but it took me a while to figure out what to use for the tie ends which are usually metal......until I looked on my desk and saw the exclamation point in the new alphabet set!!! Perfect shape and size...yay!!!
For my next card, I began by creating a Wrinkle Free Distress (or "smoosh") panel by smudging two aqua and two brown inks on a craft sheet, spritzed some water, then mopped up the color with a piece of watercolor paper (you can also used regular cardstock). Once dry, the panel was cut out with a Pierced Rectangle Die, then stamped with the 'Footsteps' Stamp/Die Duos set. I wanted the footsteps to be inset, so I cut out the foot prints with the custom die and set them aside. Several layers of cardstock were layered behind the panel and the die was used to cut the layers through the same openings. The panel was adhered to the white mat which was cut with the Matting Rectangle, then the foot prints were sponged a little darker and adhered into the die cut openings. The turquoise card was cut out with the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer Dies. For the finishing touches, some linen thread was added, along with some shrink plastic foot prints which were stamped with Stazon Timber Brown, cut out with the die, then heated with a heat gun to shrink.
Some of you may have seen this card a few days ago....it was a sneak peek of the Alphabet Caps Dies and a tropical pattern from the 'Cool and Casual' Paper Pad. If you'd like to read more about how it was created, click HERE.
Thanks for hanging out with us today!!